Wine Disguised As Perfume Can Only End Badly

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As if Smirnoff Ices weren't targeted enough, these perfume-shaped wine bottles have gone on sale in Europe, with three "novel" flavors to choose from—jasmine, rose, and violet. Because what girl doesn't want their breath to smell of roses?

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Those lucky German and Italian men! Holding their girlfriends' hair back as they vom in the back of a taxi will be a much more floral experience. I just hope Mazzetti d'Altavilla's Essentia Vitae are 700ml bottles or at least 30 per cent alcohol, because true women would have to neck about 10 of those to get any kind of buzz, otherwise. [Dr Vino, Beverage Daily and Packaging News via The Guardian]

DISCUSSION

I did some work in Qatar recently, where you have to be a Passport-wielding businessman or a male Qatari to buy a drink at the bar (the only bars are in the hotels that cater to westerners). This leaves the working clas (read: endentured slaves from India, Pakistan, Phillipine, etc) with no way to get sloshed after a 15-hour day. So when drinking mouthwash or hand sanitizer loses it's luster, they go down to the store and buy up the cheapest perfume in the market. But this particular perfume has no scent. Or flavor. Because it's vodka in a perfume bottle. Gotta love those loopholes.